Widow Self Immolation Death Husband Pyre Ritual Sati 1768 antique engraved print
$ 59.95

A Gentoo Woman Burning Herself on the Funeral  Pile of her Deceas'd Husband

(Barbaric Ritual, Sati, Widow Sacrificing Her Life, Funeral Pyre, Public Ceremony, Locals Watching Horrific Death)

Issued 1768, London

Engraved by J. Record

Fascinating antique engraved print.

Issued on handmade paper which shows typical small signs of age but is still supple and well preserved.

In Good [or better] condition: Sheet shows signs of age which should be visible within the scan. This includes mostly scattered spotting, soiling and foxing, with some waviness to the sheet; still the engraving overall remains quite attractive and would look great displayed.

A picture is worth a thousand words. The zoomable scan is a major part of the item description. Please examine closely, as what you see is what we will send you. [note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.]

Great image entirely worthy of an album, gift-giving or hanging for display. A depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.

Sheet measures c.  7 5/8" H x  10 7/8" W.

Printed area measures c. 7" H x  10" W